We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Empress Hotel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 30: English reviews
Start your review of Empress Hotel
 Click to rate
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Empress Hotel is located near Tatung University and it takes 10-15mins from Minguan West Road station of Tansui-Xinyi Line. From Taipei station, I recommend to use taxi. This hotel is not large and elegant but reasonable. Then it is suitable for business use. Room is a bit of large, comparing with other business-type hotel in Taipei and clean. There is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MINORU T
Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Location is convenient. The airport bus 1961 drop off is 10 minutes walk to hotel. Yuan Shan subway is also nearby. Hotel is well located with the wonderful Expo Park and Maji Center to explore. Breakfast with local items is absolutely adequate.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Poh Chu C
Denton, Texas
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Empress was probably awesome back in the day, but it's in serious need of a renovation in order to compete with modern hotels. If you're looking to stay in an old hotel that lacks all the interesting stuff about being old, this is your place. Pros : Bathroom had a bathtub, which was sort of cool. Checkout was easy...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank benjambment
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This hotel is alright. I stayed here for almost a week over Christmas and New Year's. As most people indicate, it's a good value for the money. Compared to other hotels that are overpriced relative to the value, it's actually a pretty good deal. Here you won't find a flat-screen TV. You won't find good towels, and you won't find...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Albert L
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The reviews point to one thing- its old but its clean. But with the Agoda price of just about US$ 60 a night, I took the chance. Hotels in Taipei have been very pricey nowadays and a clean decent hotel on good surroundings with a free buffet breakfast is worth a try. While the building is outdated, the corridors, bathrooms...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rse-wpi
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 October 2013

I have stayed at the Empress about 10 times over the last 5 years. My only complaint is that if you go in January, they have no heat. Normally Taiwan isn't cold, but temps can drop at night into the 50's in January and February. I asked at the desk if they could turn up the heat in my room,...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank crobar13
Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2013

This is a review about my wife’s stay. She arrived from Viet Nam to be told that she did not have a reservation, they refused to call the local Taiwan office of the travel agency as “it would cost a fortune and you will have to pay for it” - after my wife called me back in Australia (at her...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Hang L
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 June 2013

I think it's helpful to approach a stay at the Empress Hotel in Taipei with realistic expectations as to what it is and what it is not. It's not a paragon of sophistication and refinement by any stretch of the imagination; it's also not the final, squalid circle of Hell as some reviews have made it out to be. While...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shanghyper
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 30 April 2013

The Empress Hotel doesn't live up to its name. It's over priced and in a word 'appalling'. We arrived a day late due to our HK flight from SF being diverted to Beijing and we're still waiting for our refund (2 weeks later) from the Empress Hotel. The bedroom smelt damp and no wonder there was a large damp patch...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank C B
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 9 June 2012

The hotel is quite expensive for what it offers, despite being located in a not so popular area. About 15 minutes walk from the Metro. Room was spacious. View was a backyard from the room that was not so pleasant. Only Oolong & green tea offered in the room. Coffee had to be purchased from outside. Reception staff provides travel...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rarecare

102 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (102)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (20)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (58)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Taipei hotels
0.7 km away
VIP Hotel
VIP Hotel
#221 of 557 in Taipei
108 reviews
2.9 km away
Paradise Hotel
Paradise Hotel
#433 of 557 in Taipei
331 reviews
2.0 km away
Meadow Hotel
Meadow Hotel
#455 of 557 in Taipei
87 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.0 km away
Linkworld Hotel
Linkworld Hotel
#191 of 557 in Taipei
94 reviews
0.1 km away
Friends Yo Lai Regency
Friends Yo Lai Regency
#340 of 557 in Taipei
37 reviews
0.6 km away
Santos Hotel
Santos Hotel
#131 of 557 in Taipei
358 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet

Additional Information about Empress Hotel

Address: No.14 The Hwei Street, Taipei, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taipei
Price Range: $79 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Empress Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Empress Hotel Taipei
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Empress Hotel staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Empress Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a room in a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles benjambment, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay at this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 749kenh, 21 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Unless there is a specific reason to stay in this part of the city, better look for other hotels”
 of 5 bubbles rarecare, 9 Jun 2012 | Read review
3 of 3